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Love it or hate it, Jackson Square matters

Hamilton’s downtown retail and office complex is perhaps the city’s most controversial development. But at 50 years old, Jackson Square is embracing what makes it unique. It’s likely a safe bet that few Hamiltonians feel ambivalent about Jackson Square.  There are two distinct camps: those with fond memories…
City Life

Part 2 of 2023 and beyond: An interview with Mayor Andrea Horwath

In this second installment, HCM’s Jeff Martin explores key issues with Mayor Andrea Horwath, including the perceived culture of secrecy within council and the need to move toward greater transparency and cultural change at City Hall. She also elaborates on the importance of Hamilton’s farmland…
City Life

2023 and beyond: An interview with Mayor Andrea Horwath

HCM’s Jeff Martin sat down with Mayor Andrea Horwath to gain insight into her vision and key priorities for the coming term for the new Hamilton city council. She discussed the issues and challenges that she and council will be dealing with this year, including a new budget.
City Life

Growing up, not out

Hamilton has chosen to grow without urban sprawl. Here’s how we can do it, says urban planner Paul Shaker. The historic decision to not expand Hamilton’s urban boundary didn’t come easily. It took months and months of debate that included intense lobbying from the development industry as well…
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Feed the birds – the right way

Setting up a backyard feeder for your feathered friends is a rewarding way to connect to nature and some ancient traditions. A few years ago, we were finally successful in growing giant-headed sunflowers. They stood tall over the back of our garden plot, nodding in the breeze, signalling…

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City Life

Love it or hate it, Jackson Square matters

Hamilton’s downtown retail and office complex is perhaps the city’s most controversial development. But at 50 years old, Jackson Square is embracing what makes it unique. It’s likely a safe bet that few Hamiltonians feel ambivalent about Jackson Square.  There are two distinct camps: those with fond memories…
City Life

For the Love of Hamilton

This regular HAMILTON CITY Magazine feature will highlight people, from all walks of life, who have embraced Hamilton as their new home. Kathryn Lee was born and raised in Ancaster but left for the bright lights of Toronto in her 20s. She would eventually return, lured back by…
City Life

Mind Over Matter

Straight Up Spaces is a Hamilton-based home organization company led by Cheryl Ross. In this first monthly column, Cheryl looks at ways to organize your living spaces to make them clutter- and stress-free. Let’s be honest, do you ever come home and wonder why it always looks…
Happening Now

Shining a light on wellness

CoWork at Cotton Factory is hosting a series of mental and physical health events that are free to participants. CoWork at the Cotton Factory opened eight years ago to be a home for entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits. The vision was for a dynamic place of…